I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Development Policy

My research focuses on development economics, with a particular interest in natural resources, armed conflict, health and magico-religious beliefs.

Currently, my two main research projects focus on eastern DR Congo. One project studies the nexus between mineral resources, conflict and employment opportunities. See social minefield for more info. The other project studies the impact of electricity provision on socio-economic development, security and nature conservation. See powering development for more info.